Forget Clinton, Sanders, Trump, and Carson

You know what I say? Forget about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson. I know the perfect team to be President and Vice President. Hear me out.

It doesn’t matter which one becomes President, but together as a team, they would be amazing. I wonder how many people would vote for this team. They’re intelligent, popular, and well-respected. People like them. They’re honest, they have high integrity, and they truly care about the world. They are wonderful educators, very peaceful, and would lead the United States to an intellectual golden age. They are the anti-Trump/Carson duo. Who are these wonderful people?

Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Who’s with me? (Even though I’m not American, but a very concerned person from the neighbouring country of Canada)

20 thoughts on “Forget Clinton, Sanders, Trump, and Carson”

    1. Haha. You said rocket. But yeah, I’m sure budgets would increase for many things. I wouldn’t doubt they’d try to slash the military budget though.

      1. Carson is fortunately fading fast. Trump would be a disaster, but I sincerely believe he will not be elected. If by some moment of insanity by the electorate he were, I think our Congress would muster the resolve to actually govern, for fear of the country collapsing.

        1. Yeah, that whole checks and balances thing. I’m disappointed by what the Republican party offers. Cruz is a nutcase. Rubio I’m not sure about. Jeb Bush just never seemed to be popular.

          1. Cruz is a piece of work and even most of the other Republicans in office don’t like him. Rubio is way too inexperienced. Jeb Bush is trying to be something he is not. He should have run instead of his brother; running after him is just way too weak a position to be in.

            1. Jeb does seem a bit more intelligent than George, but has extremely questionable beliefs and ideas. Actually, I think all of the Republican candidates have questionable motives.

            2. It would have been a different story if Jeb ran instead of George, back before the Tea Party and the more extreme forces that have pushed the Republican party over the edge. The Republican candidate with the most reasonable history in government is former NY Gov. George Pataki. I wasn’t thrilled when he was our governor for twelve years, but, at least, he managed to govern a diverse state somewhat reasonably. Of course, he has zero chance of getting the nomination.

            3. It’s weird because even Reagan couldn’t get the nomination in today’s version of the Republican party. His record as president is used selectively, if at all, by the current crop of candidates.

            4. With the Republican party being such a farce today, do you think it’ll die anytime soon? It’s moved so far away from what it used to be that it’s like it’s a satire.

            5. A lot depends on this primary season. Trump may sink the party. If he gets the nomination, many of the establishment Republicans won’t support him. If he doesn’t get the nomination, he may mount a third party challenge, even though he pledged he wouldn’t. It would be interesting if the Republicans split into two parties – one Tea Party and one more traditional Republican, although even that would be more conservative than Reagan and way more conservative than the New England Republicans of my youth. It’s been a long time since the US had more than two major parties. At the moment, 43% of the US electorate is not registered in a party, so any party politician has to be able to appeal beyond their party. That is why the race to the far right fringe among the Republicans may push the party over the edge, especially if the courts order redistricting that is fairer and not so controlled by the state legislatures that are often heavily Republican due to the way the districts are drawn.

            6. First caucuses and primaries in a few weeks, but the general election in November is still far off. Unfortunately, it already feels like the election season has been going on forever.

            7. It has, hasn’t it? The Canadian election was very short. It started in early summer, and was completely finished by the end of October.

            8. Canada – and almost every other democracy – manages to contain elections to some reasonable length of time. In the US, it has devolved into election season in perpetuity. The night that President Obama was elected to his second term, the punditry was already speculating about who would run to succeed him in four years. Even in Congress, the fundraising and campaigning never ends. We need them to concentrate on the job of governing, not on their next election. So frustrating!

            9. Looking on Facebook, there are many people I know ready for another election. They’re constantly posting about how awful the new government is, despite the fact that they haven’t done anything awful.

            10. That’s too bad. I hope it doesn’t turn into the kind of gridlock we have in the US. I realize that the parliamentary system may offer some protection, though.

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